514 – Student Health – Health Certificates

Students should have regular physical and dental examinations. Students may be required to submit a health certificate. Each student shall be required to present a certificate of immunization unless exempted by State law prior to enrollment in the District.

Each student six years of age or older enrolling in elementary school shall be required to present a certificate of testing for elevated blood lead levels in accordance with the rules of the Iowa Department of Health, unless exempted by State law.

Each student six years of age or older enrolling in elementary school shall present a certificate that the student, no earlier than age three, had a dental screening in accordance with the rules of the Iowa Department of Health, unless exempted by State law. Each student enrolling in high school after July 1, 2008, shall present a certificate that the student had a dental screening performed within the prior year in accordance with the rules of the Iowa Department of Health.

Each student participating in interscholastic athletics or cheerleading shall present a certificate annually to the effect that the student has been examined by a licensed physician, qualified doctor of chiropractic, licensed physician assistant, or advanced registered nurse practitioner and may safely engage in athletic competition or cheerleading. The District may require additional health certificates from students participating in interscholastic athletics or cheerleading if a question arises regarding the student’s health status.

A student who has been removed from participation in an interscholastic activity (athletic, dance or cheerleading) because of signs, symptoms, or behaviors consistent with a concussion or brain injury shall not recommence such participation until the student has been evaluated by a properly licensed health care professional (physician, physician assistant, doctor of chiropractic, advanced registered nurse practitioner, nurse, physical therapist or athletic trainer) trained in the evaluation and management of concussions and other brain injuries, and the student has received written clearance to return to participation from the health care provider. The District may require additional clarification and clearance before allowing return to participation.

Date of Revision: April 1, 2013

Legal References: 135.17, 135.102, 135.105D, 139.9, 279.8, 280.7, 280.13, 280.13C, 280.14, 282.3, 299.4, Code of Iowa ; 281 I.A.C., 31.2(1), 33.5, 36.14(1); 641 I.A.C. Chapter 7

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